Education

Measuring Community Bicycle Helmet Use Among Children

The authors of this study describe what they learned through conducting studies to monitor community bicycle helmet use by children, and they share strategies and methods that they found useful in conducting bicycle helmet use studies.

Authoring Organization: 
Public Health Reports, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

Overweight and obesity have reached nationwide epidemic proportions. Both the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity and their associated health problems are important public health goals. To achieve these goals, the Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity is committed to five overarching principles:

Authoring Organization: 
US Department of Health and Human Services

Crossing Advice for Pedestrians

This short site presents advice and rules for safe pedestrian crossing, and explains pedestrian crossing signals..

Authoring Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration

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Pedestrian Safety Talking Points

This list of pedestrian safety talking points is a useful tool for making presentations to community groups and organizations. It explains the effects of motor vehicle crashes on pedestrian safety and provides statistics regarding pedestrian safety. Use the quote, charts, and diagrams at the end of the talking point list to make transparency overheads to show during your presentation.

Authoring Organization: 
NHTSA

National Bicycling and Walking Study - Five Year Status Report

The National Bicycle and Walking Study presents a plan of action for activities at the Federal, State, and local levels for increasing the amount of walking and bicycling in the United States.

Authoring Organization: 
United States Department of Transportation

Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities

Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities, A Recommended Practice of the Institute of Transportation Engineers is intended to provide guidance on how to implement a comprehensive program of engineering, education and enforcement to improve safety for pedestrians.

Authoring Organization: 
Institute of Transportation Engineers

Focusing on the Child Pedestrian

This one-page flyer reports the 1994 Child Pedestrian Injury and Fatality Rates, desribes common danger situations, and calls for education and traffic calming as preventative measures.

Authoring Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration

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Streets in America Are Unsafe and Unforgiving For Kids

Article by Pedestrian Safety Roadshow: Speeding cars, children darting into traffic, and streets without sidewalks place youth at risk on America's roads

Authoring Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration

KidsWalk-to-School

This page contains several helpful resources including a beginner's toolkit, training materials, and more.

Authoring Organization: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Prevent Pedestrian Crashes: Preschool/Elementary School Children

Preventing Pedestrian Crashes: Preschool/Elementary School Children
Provides information to parents on pedestrian risks for preschool and elementary school children. Safe and Sober Campaign. Taken from the NHTSA website.

Authoring Organization: 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)